We've undergone the latest procedure for DFA passport application processing in the Philippines.
We've visited the new office of the Department of Foreign Affairs in ASEANA MOA.
Luckily, my tatay's sister (my Tita Beng) works at the Department of Foreign Affairs so we were given some sort of a passes to line up in the courtesy lane instead of the long line for regular applicants in our last year's application.
Just to tip you off, provincial applications are now being entertained in branches near you.
Be sure to contact the nearest branch of DFA in your are for particulars.
If you are abroad, it's the Philippine Consulate Office that handles your passport matters whether its for a lost, renewal, extension or new application.
For the respective contact numbers in a country you are currently in, please visit the DFA official website or Philippine Consulate site.
Our family is here to guide you all throughout your application process and in knowing how to get passport. This will start from giving you the exact passport application form download page to online reservation system process, how to renew a passport, how to reserve an appointment online, how to claim or opt in for overtime rush passport or regular payment, passport fees and how much you will spend for application, the different DFA branches in the Philippines provinces and abroad, hotline telephone and contact numbers, visa application, immigration information and the different consulate offices here and abroad .
Our family has had enough experience that might help some if not all of you with your application. If you are looking forward to make things easy for you, we might have one that will come in handy for you or your loved ones.
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Do you know how to apply for or get an appointment for passport application via online reservation system of the DFA? If you don't, this guide will definitely give you an idea. We hope to help you save time in processing and application procedures.
Procedures for Online Appointment Reservation
Download and fill up the online application form completely. Print it with the application reference number. You will need to present this upon reporting for your appointment schedule to the DFA office.
Prepare and bring your application form and your valid appointment schedule (which you had printed earlier).
Be sure to have all your documents in photocopy (xerox) before proceeding to your appointment at the DFA ASEANA branch in Manila (new office).
You can download a copy of the DFA passport application form here - https://www.mypilipinas.com/support-files/dfa_e_passport_application_form.pdf. (full pdf file credits to dfa.gov.ph official website of the Department of Foreign Affairs)
Passport application requirements are listed in the document below.
For other details regarding our checklist taken from the passport encrypting department, you can visit the official website of the DFA.
You may also report in person to make an inquiry and apply or go online for a reservation.
DFA Passport Application Requirements by Marco Aristotle Geneta Maure
While lost passports have 2 cases - lost expired and lost valid document, passport payment fees are listed below as follows depending upon your case. Please be guided accordingly.
Fees for First time passport applicants:
Regular Processing (15 working days): P950.00
Express Processing (7 working days): P1,200.00
Fees for Renewal of passport applicants:
Fees for Replacement of a lost [expired passport]:
Fees for Replacement of a lost [valid passport]:
Additional Fees to be Collected
Please be advised that appointments from 5:00PM onwards will be considered rush processing and will mean a processing charge fee for rush passport application.
Applying for a passport will always be an easy experience if you are prepared for it. With this, our family would like to give you tips and tricks to make your passport application process easier than what others have experienced including us. Because we have been to the process, we know what it will take to make your application fast.
How to Make Your Application Easier and Faster
Below is an AVP presentation revealing a complete guide to commuters who are on their way to applying for DFA passport. The video shows you how to get to the Department of Foreign Affairs whether you are on telecommute jeepney or bus or if you have your own car / vehicle. As an additional tip, right in front and on the side of the ASEANA building where DFA is located in Manila new office is where you can find a large pay parking lot available for you if you have your own car. We took the Mc Donalds back parking lot and paid only 50 pesos for the whole duration of our application and appointment for processing our passports - Sam, Ana and me, TJ.
Here is the official and real DFA Appointment Hotline telephone numbers - (02) 737-1000. See procedures for online appointment reservation above. You can also read more about Philippines Government.